Brent Town Hall

Town Hall in/near Wembley Park, existing between the 1940s and now

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Brent Town Hall (formerly Wembley Town Hall) is a landmark in Brent, a borough in northwest London, England. Pevsner described it as the best of the modern town halls around London, neither fanciful nor drab.

It has been described as an English interpretation of Modernism, using brick rather than concrete. The building was completed in 1940. It became a Grade II listed building in 1990, but the council wishes to delist it to facilitate redevelopment of the site.


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MCNALLY    
Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

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PETER FAIRCLOUGH   
Added: 10 May 2021 14:46 GMT   

We once lived here
My family resided at number 53 Brindley Street Paddington.
My grandparents George and Elizabeth Jenkinson (ne Fowler) had four children with my Mother Olive Fairclough (ne Jenkinson) being born in the house on 30/09/1935.
She died on 29/04/2021 aged 85 being the last surviving of the four siblings

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Carol   
Added: 7 May 2021 18:44 GMT   

Nan
My nan lily,her sister Elizabeth and their parents Elizabeth and William lived here in1911

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Added: 4 May 2021 19:45 GMT   

V1 Attack
The site of a V1 incident in 1944

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David Gibbs   
Added: 3 May 2021 16:48 GMT   

73 Bus Crash in Albion Rd 1961
From a Newspaper cutting of which I have a copy with photo. On Tuesday August 15th 1961 a 73 bus destined for Mortlake at 8.10am. The bus had just turned into Albion Road when the driver passed out, apparently due to a heart attack, and crashed into a wall on the western side of Albion Road outside No 207. The bus driver, George Jefferies aged 56 of Observatory Road, East Sheen, died after being trapped in his cab when he collided with a parked car. Passengers on the bus were thrown from their seats as it swerved. Several fainted, and ambulances were called. The bus crashed into a front garden and became jammed against a wall. The car driver, who had just parked, suffered shock.

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Richard Eades   
Added: 3 May 2021 11:42 GMT   

Downsell Primary School (1955 - 1958)
I was a pupil at Downsell road from I think 1955 age 7 until I left in 1958 age 10 having passed my "11plus" and won a scholarship to Parmiters school in bethnal green. I remember my class teacher was miss Lynn and the deputy head was mrs Kirby.
At the time we had an annual sports day for the whole school in july at drapers field, and trolley buses ran along the high street and there was a turning point for them just above the junction with downsell road.
I used to go swimming at cathall road baths, and also at the bakers arms baths where we had our school swimming galas. I nm y last year, my class was taken on a trip to the tower of london just before the end of term. I would love to hear from any pupils who remember me.

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Lived here
   
Added: 1 May 2021 16:46 GMT   

Cheyne Place, SW3
Frances Faviell, author of the Blitz memoir, "A Chelsea Concerto", lived at 33, Cheyne Place, which was destroyed by a bomb. She survived, with her husband and unborn baby.

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James Preston   
Added: 28 Apr 2021 09:06 GMT   

School
Was this the location of Rosslyn House prep school? I have a photograph of the Rosslyn House cricket team dated 1910 which features my grandfather (Alan Westbury Preston). He would have been 12 years old at the time. All the boys on the photo have been named. If this is the location of the school then it appears that the date of demolition is incorrect.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Wembley Park Wembley Park is a London Underground station, the nearest Underground station to the Wembley Stadium complex.

NEARBY STREETS
Adams Close, HA9 Adams Close is a street in Kingsbury.
Adams Close, NW9 Adams Close is a location in London.
Barn Hill, HA9 Barn Hill is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Barn Rise, HA9 Barn Rise is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Barn Way, HA9 Barn Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Bilsby Lodge, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Bowater Road, HA9 Bowater Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Boyles House, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Bridge Road, HA9 Bridge Road runs past Wembley Park station.
Bruno Place, HA9 Bruno Place is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Buddings Circle, HA9 Buddings Circle is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Carmel Court, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Chalkhill Road, HA9 A few wealthy people lived in Kingsbury, one of whom being John Chalkhill, an Elizabethan poet.
Chalklands, HA9 Chalklands is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Corringham Road, HA9 Corringham Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Demeta Close, HA9 Demeta Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Dugolly Avenue, HA9 Dugolly Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
East Hill, HA9 East Hill is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Einstein House, HA9 Einstein House is a location in London.
Eversley Avenue, HA9 Eversley Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Farnborough Close, HA9 Farnborough Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Forty Avenue Grand Parade, HA9 Forty Avenue Grand Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
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Greenhill Way, HA9 Greenhill Way is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Grendon Gardens, HA9 Grendon Gardens is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Havenwood, HA9 Havenwood is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Kings Court, HA9 Kings Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Kings Drive, HA9 Kings Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Kingsgate, HA9 Kingsgate is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Kingsmere Park, NW9 Kingsmere Park is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Lister House, HA9 Lister House is a location in London.
Midholm, HA9 Midholm is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Mount Drive, HA9 Mount Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Newland Court, HA9 Newland Court is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Page Avenue, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Peace Grove, HA9 Peace Grove is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Priestley House, HA9 Priestley House is a location in London.
Rawlings Crescent, HA9 Rawlings Crescent is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Rook Close, HA9 Rook Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Salmon Street, NW9 Salmon Street is a street in Kingsbury.
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Welford Centre, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Wellspring Crescent, HA9 Wellspring Crescent is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Wickliffe Gardens, HA9 Wickliffe Gardens is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Windsor Crescent, HA9 Windsor Crescent is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.


Wembley Park

Wembley Park is a London Underground station, the nearest Underground station to the Wembley Stadium complex.

Tracks were laid through the area by the Metropolitan Railway (MR, now the Metropolitan Line) when it extended its services from Willesden Green to Harrow-on-the-Hill. Services to Harrow started on 2 August 1880 although Wembley Park station was not constructed until later.

The station was constructed to serve the pleasure grounds developed by the MR at Wembley Park, a former country estate bought by the company in 1881 as a destination for excursion trips on the company’s trains. The station opened for the first time on 14 October 1893 and initially operated to serve only Saturday football matches in the park. It opened fully on 12 May 1894.

Later in the 1890s, the Great Central Railway’s (GCR’s) London extension was constructed adjacent to the MR’s tracks. The tracks pass under the entrance building but the station has never been served by mainline operators. In 1905 the tracks were electrified and the first electric trains became operational. Between 1913 and 1915, the MR added additional tracks to double the line’s capacity.

On 10 December 1932, the MR opened a branch line north from Wembley Park to Stanmore.

Originally, the MR served all stations south from Wembley Park to Baker Street station but the line suffered from congestion due to limited capacity on the tracks heading into Baker Street. Following the combination of the MR and London’s other underground railways to form the London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) in 1933, the LPTB took steps to alleviate the congestion by constructing new Bakerloo Line tunnels from Baker Street to connect to the Metropolitan’s tracks south of Finchley Road station. From 20 November 1939, the Bakerloo Line then took over the Metropolitan stopping services between Wembley Park and Finchley Road and the Stanmore branch.

To handle the exceptional passenger numbers associated with the 1948 Olympics held at Wembley Stadium, the original station building was extended and given a new ticket hall and additional circulation routes and platform stairs. At the opening of the Jubilee Line on 1 May 1979, the Bakerloo service from Baker Street to Stanmore was transferred to the new line.

When the UEFA European Football Championship was held at Wembley in 1996, a large staircase was constructed leading down from the 1948 extension and under the newly-built Bobby Moore Bridge, which had opened in 1993. This was intended as a temporary structure and remained in its unfinished state until 2004, when extensive work began on the station in conjunction with the reconstruction of Wembley Stadium. Additional facilities were provided to handle event crowds, and the staircase was completed in time for the opening of the new stadium in 2007.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Wembley Stadium, 1947
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Postcard of Forty Farm
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The Plough - reputedly 800 years old
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Oakington Manor Farm
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Wembley Park
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